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December 13, 2023

Goodbye, Chrysler 300C

It’s the end of a chapter in the history of the Chrysler 300C as the last one powered by the legendary Hemi V8 has just rolled off the production line. The Velvet Red unit, built off the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant is the last example of the 2,000-unit run special-edition 300C.

First introduced in 1955 and reborn in 2005, the Chrysler 300 has represented iconic American luxury and performance for decades. The Chrysler 300C arrived in 1957 marking a milestone for the 300 line, powered by a standard-equipment 392-cubic-inch (6.4-liter), 375-horsepower Hemi engine. The re-introduction of the Chrysler 300 in 2005 also featured the rebirth of the 300C model and marked the return of the Hemi engine to the Chrysler brand after 50 years, in the form of a 5.7-liter, 340 horsepower Hemi. The 2011 Chrysler 300C upped output to 363 horsepower, and the 2023 Chrysler 300C—returning to the 300 line-up after a two-year hiatus—honors the legacy of its forbears by delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. (644 Nm) of torque.

Additional performance features of the 2023 Chrysler 300C include red four-piston Brembo brakes, a 3.09 limited slip differential, active damping suspension and black, rounded exhaust tips that accent an active exhaust system and deliver a muscular, throaty sound.

A new iteration of the tri-color 300C badge dresses up the exterior on the grille and rear decklid. The exterior carries black chrome accents on the grille and lower fascia, plus black headlamp and taillamp bezels. Inside, black Laguna leather front seats are embossed with the new 300C logo.

Reservations for the special-edition 2023 Chrysler 300C were fulfilled in just 12 hours after the 2022 vehicle reveal, with a limited-production run of only 2,000 units offered in the U.S. and 200 available in Canada.

1 comment:

  1. Will the Chrysler 300C not receive an electrification treatment?


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